Math

Jake can carry 6 1/4 pounds of wood in from the barn. His father can carry 1 5/7 times as much as Jake. How many pounds can Jake's father carry?
Answer: 1 3/28

Can you please double check the above answer. I don't know if it is right or wrong.

2. A glass can hold 3 1/3 cups of water. A bowl can hold 2 3/5 times the amount in the glass. How many cups can a bowl hold?

3 1/3 x 2 3/5
10/3x 13/15=
On this one I am lost on how to figure out the answer from here.

Please help

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asked by Patrick
  1. 1. Your answer is not right.
    Multiply 1 5/7 by 6 1/4

    2. 2 3/5 is obviously more than 13/15

    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Ms. Sue. I meant put the answer for number 1 as 300/28 but them I am confused on what to do from there.

    I am confused on number 2.

    posted by Patrick
  3. 300/28
    Divide the numerator by the denominator.

    The easiest way to figure out these problems is to turn the fractions into decimals.

    Divide the numerator by the denominator.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  4. When I do 300/28 my answer then comes out to 1 3/28 is that the correct answer?

    posted by Patrick
  5. No.

    posted by Ms. Sue
  6. I will try to rework that one again to see what other answer I can get and then have you check on it.

    posted by Patrick
  7. 6 5/28

    posted by Nersyan

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